Geraint Thomas revealed his shock at rounding off a fantastic 2018 by being named Sports Personality of the Year.
He said: “I’m over the moon. I’m genuinely shocked. It’s an unbelievable feeling.
"It was down to the public to vote and to have so many to do that for me is super nice. It feels crazy to be honest. The story of it probably added another dimension.
"It’s an unbelievable era for cycling. I feel so lucky to have benefitted from cycling and the boom we’ve had in recent years is brilliant for the sport"
"As a bike rider, I was always focused on myself, but hearing stories like Tyson [Fury] and Billy [Monger], then seeing kids on their bikes back home, you take great pride in winning this.
"It's been an amazing year for British sport and long may it continue."